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Prisoners of War at the Giessen Prisoner of War Camp, Germany, Autumn/ Winter 1917

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The Giessen camp for Allied Prisoners of War, near Frankfurt, was well ordered and sanitary. As well as a church it boasted a makeshift artists’ studio for the inmates to use, where Drouart, a French officer with the Allied French Army, painted scenes of camp life. This painting shows French PoWs – their distinctive blue coats and red trousers standing out against the snow – mingling with British, Canadian and other Allied prisoners.

National Army Museum

London


Date

1917

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 26.9 x W 36.5 cm (E)

Accession number

NAM. 2005-07-825

Acquisition method

purchased from David Cohen Fine Art, 2005

Work type

Painting


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